Today is my blog's 15th anniversary, and the first day of spring. I had wanted to write something special for the occasion, but instead, have spent so much time  reminiscing my way through long forgotten posts and comments that the day is almost over and I haven't written a word. I didn't even get around to going out and finding a "spring" picture to take. This favorite picture of the newest addition to our family (my great-granddoggie, Oliver), taken by his mom (my granddaughter) will have to do. 

 As you can see, he is a very accommodating playmate to my two little granddaughters, who love him to bits. Lucky for him, since he is quite a naughty dog, and may have wound up back at the farm he came from if he had not so completely stolen their hearts,

So, tempting as it was to just skip writing this post since the day has just about escaped me, I'll try to jot down a brief recap. Fifteen is, afterall, a milestone that needs to at least be acknowledged.

When I started this blog I had six grandchildren and one great-grandson, hence the great-granny grandma title. Since then I have been blessed with one more grandson, and four more great-grands, bringing the total to seven grands and five great-grands.

My very first blog post about Trader Joe Triple Gingersnap Cookies contained another memory within it that made me smile. 

On my trip down memory lane I relived happy memories of special events such as graduations, weddings, moving to a new home in a new town, and becoming an author of children's picture books. But there were some sad memories too such as special friends who moved away, and beloved family pets who crossed the Rainbow Bridge. 

Between 2013 and 2019 I took a six year break during which I focused on a couple of new blogs I'd started, but in the end my heart led me home to the one where my adventures in Blogland began.


  1. Happy 15 anniversary to your blog and Happy 1st Day of Spring! I took a blogging break too and just come back. I think I started in about 2017 . Fifteen is a long time but time goes fast. Congratulations

  2. Congratulations, what a milestone! Oliver s so cute, hard to believe he is not an angel!

  3. Congratulations on 15 years of blogging! Celebrating your authorship of a children's picture book! Woohoo! And how wonderful to have seven grands and five great-grands! Cause for celebrations all around - blogging, writing, and family.

  4. And, I'm glad I found you...
    I sometimes get tired of blogging but just can't stay away.
    There are too many dear friends that I don't want to loose.
    I think I began blogging in 2006. Amazing to realize it's been that many years.
    Love the photo of your newest "grand dog". We lost our Granddogger a few months ago..there will always be an empty spot where Snicker lived for 14 years.

  5. Happy Bloggoversary! Your granddog is cute, I'm thankful I met you here!

  6. A heartily congratulations (tho belated) on your 15 years of blogging!!

  7. Congratulations on your blog's 15th anniversary :) The photo of your great-granddoggie, Oliver is very sweet. It only takes an instant for them to become a very important part of our family. You have been blessed with many grands, which is wonderful! I loved your description of “British” Margaret. I think many of us ex-pat-Brits used to enjoy those huge Cadbury chocolate bars, and that’s a cute story you told. I have enjoyed this post very much.


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